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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Notes to correspondents

Note to Correspondents on the talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

New York, 1 April 2013

Ambassador Matthew Nimetz, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, has invited the negotiators of the two countries, Ambassador Adamantios Vassilakis of Greece and Ambassador Zoran Jolevski of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to meet with him at UN Headquarters on 8 and 9 April 2013, and both sides have accepted the invitation.

Ambassador Nimetz will meet with the two Representatives separately and then jointly, with the purpose of continuing the UN-brokered talks aimed at finding a mutually acceptable solution to the "name" issue.